Registrations have now closed for this workshop.
Wakakirri is proud to announce a special story-dance interactive online PD workshop with Bangarra Dance Theatre, facilitated by Yolande Brown. Delivered as a two part workshop, this is an opportunity to focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in the context of creative learning and choreography for a Wakakirri story-dance.
We will explore processes and practices for engaging with First Nations histories and cultures, starting with community engagement, moving through the creative life cycle of dance/theatre storytelling while having the opportunity to discuss ideas and any challenges.
The workshop program includes presentation, discussion and practical creative tasks, which will serve as starting points for your own Story dance making.
- Part 1: Mon 20 March 2023 at 4.30 to 6.00pm
- Part 2: Wed 22 March 2023 at 4.30 to 6.00pm
Cost: $150 per teacher (secure payment via PayPal when you register below)
Register: Submit the form below to secure your place.
About Yolande Brown. Brisbane-based, Yolande Brown is a proud Bidjara woman from central Queensland, and is also of Celtic extraction. Yolande was a senior dancer with Bangarra Dance Theatre from 1999 to 2015, and has also contributed to the company as a choreographer with Imprint (2013), and as co-chorographer of Dark Emu (2018). In 2019, Yolande created NowHere for Tasmania’s youth dance company Stompin, and was Associate Director for Black Cockatoo – a drama piece that was part of the Sydney Festival program in 2019. In 2022 Yolande was choreographer for Wesley Enoch’s musical The Sunshine Club, produced by Queensland Theatre Company.
In 2019, Yolande produced and curated Bangarra’s Knowledge Ground digital archive, an online platform that holds all the stories and information about Bangarra’s extensive repertoire and all the people and communities that have contributed to the company’s growth and development. She has also been instrumental in developing and delivering the company’s Winhanga-rra (hear, think, listen: Wiradjuri) Teachers’ Professional Learning Workshops, now delivered to teachers all over Australia and beyond.
Yolande holds a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) from Queensland University of Technology, and is frequently invited to deliver lectures and engage in panel discussion with various universities and public events. She is a member of Arts Queensland’s First Nations Arts and Cultures Panel, established in 2021 to amplify the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the future of arts, culture and creativity in Queensland.